Tuesday, December 31, 2013

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

 
WISHING YOU AND YOURS MANY
BLESSINGS IN 2014!
 
THIS IS A PINKEEP I JUST FINISHED
PUTTING TOGETHER.
IT'S CALLED PINE TREE FARM BY
STACY NASH. THE HOUSE MAY LOOK
BLUE BUT IT'S A GREY. THIS IS MORE LIKE
A PILLOW IT'S SO LARGE. THE HOUSE TOOK
SOME TIME BUT I LOVE THE WHOLE DESIGN.
 
WE PLAN TO STAY IN AND I WILL
MOST PROBABLY BE STITCHING.
STAY SAFE.
 
UNTIL THE NEW YEAR.....LORI

Friday, December 27, 2013

MARY SNOW

 
A RECENT DESIGN BY LORI BRECHLIN
OF NOTFORGOTTEN FARM.
 
I CHANGED A COUPLE COLORS TO SUIT MY DECOR.
THE ONE THAT LOOKS PINK IS REALLY MORE OF
A FADED RED ( TO ME ANYWAY). I USED DMC 355.
 
MY FRIEND BILL MADE ME THIS WONDERFUL
PINE FRAME AND THEN I PAINTED AND AGED IT.
 
I LOVE HOW IT CAME OUT.  THANKS FOR A GREAT
DESIGN LORI! IT WAS FUN TO STITCH.
 
UNTIL NEXT TIME....LORI

Thursday, December 26, 2013

SALTBOX HOUSE RUG

  (CLICK ON PIC TO ENLARGE)
 
MY SWEET FRIEND PAM IN DELAWARE
SENT ME THIS WONDERFUL SMALLER
SALTBOX HOUSE RUG FOR CHRISTMAS!
PAM DOES BEAUTIFUL HOOKING.
I AM THRILLED TO HAVE IT.  I HAD ADMIRED
THE PATTERN FROM WOOLEN MEMORIES
WHEN IT FIRST CAME OUT AND PAM REMEMBERED
THAT. THE HOUSE IS A LIGHTER GREY TEXTURED
WOOL WITH RED ROOF AND DOOR. I'M FEELING
PRETTY SPOILED! I HOPE EVERYONE HAD A NICE
CHRISTMAS. I HAVE A CROSS STITCH FINISH
TO SHARE AS WELL BUT WILL SHOW YOU THAT
ANOTHER DAY. 
 
UNTIL THEN.....LORI

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

HARK, THE HERALD ANGELS SING,

 
"GLORY TO THE NEW BORN KING,
PEACE ON EARTH, AND MERCY MILD,
GOD AND SINNERS RECONCILED."
 
JOYFUL ALL YE NATIONS, RISE,
JOIN THE TRIUMPH OF THE SKIES;
WITH THE ANGEL HOST PROCLAIM,
"CHRIST IS BORN IN BETHLEHEM!"
 
A VERY BLESSED CHRISTMAS FROM
OUR HOME TO YOURS....
BRIAN, LORI & ZOE
 

Friday, December 13, 2013

NEW PATTERNS AVAILABLE


 
I'VE ADDED E- PATTERNS FOR MY NEWEST LITTLE
QUILT AND BELSNICKLE RUG TO MY
PICTURETRAIL. THERE'S A PAYPAL BUTTON
FOR EACH PATTERN FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE.
 
 
THANK YOU AND HAVE A WONDERFUL EVENING.
 
LORI

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

TINA HAS NEW PATTERNS!


TODAY I RECEIVED SIX BRAND NEW X~STITCH
PATTERNS BY MY FRIEND TINA WOLTMAN!
TINA HAS HER PATTERN LINE OPEN FOR SALE
ONCE AGAIN SO IF YOU LOVE HER PATTERNS
HOP ON OVER  & LET HER KNOW YOU WOULD LIKE
TO PURCHASE THEM.  I LOVE HER NEWEST
DESIGNS AND CAN'T WAIT TO GET TO STITCHING!

YOU CAN FIND THE LINK TO TINA'S PT SITE
WITH ALL THE INFO FOR HER BOOK AND PATTERNS
ON MY SIDE BAR.  HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY.

UNTIL NEXT TIME.....LORI

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

BRRRRR.......IT'S COLD OUTSIDE!

 
WE'VE BEEN GETTING SOME PRETTY COLD
TEMPS THE PAST SEVERAL DAYS.
IT'S MINUS TEN THIS MORNING. POOR ZOE,
I CARRY HER OUT TO DO HER DUTY AND GRAB
HER UP QUICK TO RUN BACK INTO THE HOUSE
SO HER TOOTSIES DON'T GET FROZEN!
 
I'VE BEEN STAYING SNUG IN OUR LITTLE HOUSE
AND HAPPILY WORKING AWAY ON MY
GIFTS FOR JUDY AND KATHY.
WATCHING CHRISTMAS MOVIES AND LISTENING
TO CHRISTMAS MUSIC.
 
I DO HAVE ONE GREEN BELSNICKLE RUG
AND ONE HANGING ANGEL LEFT FROM
MY RECENT UPDATE SO IF INTERESTED PLEASE
DON'T HESITATE TO EMAIL ME.
 
STAY WARM MY FRIENDS!
UNTIL NEXT TIME.....LORI

Friday, December 6, 2013

THANK YOU!!!

 
TO ALL WHO JOINED ME YESTERDAY
ON MY PT FOR MY UPDATE A BIG THANK YOU!!
 
I STILL HAVE THE TWO BELSNICKLE RUGS,
TWO HORSE ORNIES AND TWO HANGING
ANGELS IF ANYONE IS INTERESTED. JUST SHOOT
 
IT'S IN THE SINGLE DIGITS HERE!
BRRRRRR....KEEP WARM EVERYONE AND
BE SAFE WHILE RUSHING AROUND PREPARING
FOR YOUR CHRISTMAS CELEBRATIONS.
 
UNTIL NEXT TIME....LORI

Thursday, December 5, 2013

UPDATE IS OPEN!

 
I HOPE YOU WILL COME AND JOIN ME
IN MY DECEMBER UPDATE.
 
 
HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY!
LORI
 

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

DECEMBER UPDATE PREVIEW

 
WELCOME TO MY DECEMBER 2013 UPDATE PREVIEW!
I HAVE SOME FUN THINGS TO OFFER THIS
MONTH. ABOVE ARE RED BREASTED LINEN BIRD
ORNIES. MY OWN DESIGN.
 
 
THIS GREAT OLD WOODEN SECTIONED BOX
LOOKS GREAT ON THE WALL AS A CUBBIE OR
LAY IT FLAT AND FILL IT WITH DRIED NATURALS.
 
 
HANGING ANGELS

 
THIS WONDERFUL ANGEL RUNNER IS WOOL AND
MADE BY MY FRIEND KATHY.

 
MY NEWEST BELSNICKLE DESIGN.
HE HAS AN ARMY GREEN ROBE.
I DID ONE TO THE LEFT AND ONE TO
THE RIGHT.

 

 
HORSE ORNIES.
THESE ARE THE MODELS FOR MY
PATTERN. IF YOU DON'T SEW THIS
WOULD BE A GOOD TIME TO GET SOME.
I THINK THIS IS THE LAST YEAR I
WILL BE MAKING THEM.

 
RED BIRD QUILT.
MY OWN DESIGN.
 
 
NEW PINKEEP DESIGN BY COUNTRY RUSTIC
PRIMITIVES. I ADDED THE LITTLE BORDER.

 
SMALL HEAVILY MADE REPRO TREE STAND.
WORKS GREAT FOR A FEATHER TREE.
 
I HOPE YOU CAN JOIN ME TOMORROW
MORNING, DEC. 5TH AT 9 AM CENTRAL
TIME ON MY PICTURETRAIL FOR MY
UPDATE. HOPE TO HEAR FROM YOU THEN.
THE ALBUM OF NEW OFFERINGS WILL BE
CLOSED UNTIL THEN.
 
LORI

Monday, December 2, 2013

2013 CHRISTMAS DECOR PICS!






 
 
 



 



 
 
 

 
TO SEE MORE PICTURES PLEASE VISIT MY PICTURETRAIL.
 
I'M WORKING ON AN UPDATE FOR THIS THURSDAY
DECEMBER 5TH AT 9 AM CENTRAL TIME.
I HAVE SOME FUN THINGS TO SHARE!
I'LL BE BACK WITH A PREVIEW IN A COUPLE OF DAYS.
 
UNTIL NEXT TIME.....LORI
 


Tuesday, November 26, 2013

WILD TURKEY

 
THIS IS A BLOCK FROM A QUILT I HAVE
YET TO FINISH. IT'S FROM COUNTRY THREADS
AND IS CALLED WILD TURKEY.
 
FROM OUR FAMILY TO YOURS,
WISHING EACH ONE A WONDERFUL
THANKSGIVING WITH LOVED ONES.
 
WE HAVE SO MUCH TO BE THANKFUL
FOR AND EACH DAY IS A BLESSING TO BE SURE.
OUR HEARTS OVERFLOW WITH THANKFULNESS
TO OUR HEAVENLY FATHER FOR HIS GREAT
GOODNESS TO US.
 
BRIAN, LORI & ZOE

Thursday, November 21, 2013

LITTLE WINTER




 
MANY OF YOU PRAYED ALONG WITH ME SOME
MONTHS BACK FOR LITTLE WINTER WHO HAD
TO HAVE ONE OF HER EYES REMOVED.
I'M PLEASED TO HAVE PICTURES FROM HER MOMMA
TO SHARE WITH YOU TODAY. HERE SHE IS WITH
HER SISTERS. WINTER IS THE ONE WEARING
GLASSES. WHAT A SWEET LITTLE FAMILY.
I KNOW THEY WOULD APPRECIATE CONTINUED
PRAYERS. THANK YOU ON THEIR BEHALF.
 
BLESSINGS TO EACH ONE THIS DAY.
LORI


 

Saturday, November 16, 2013

A NEW E-PATTERN

 
I'M PLEASED TO OFFER A NEW PATTERN
DESIGN IN E-PATTERN PDF FORM.
INSPIRED BY AN ANTIQUE QUILT AND
GIVEN MY OWN TWIST. IF YOU ARE
INTERESTED YOU CAN ORDER FROM
MY PICTURETRAIL WITH A PAYPAL BUTTON
I'VE ADDED FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE.
AFTER I RECEIVE PAYMENT I'LL SEND YOU
THE PDF IN AN EMAIL. THANK YOU ONCE
AGAIN TO ALL THOSE THAT HAVE BEEN
ORDERING MY PATTERNS. I SO APPRECIATE
EACH ONE OF YOU AND THE SUPPORT I'VE
GOTTEN IN THIS NEW VENTURE.
 
CLICK HERE TO ORDER.
 
UNTIL NEXT TIME....LORI

Thursday, November 14, 2013

MORE SLEDS

 
ZOE AND I JUST GOT HOME FROM A LITTLE
JAUNT NORTH OF US FOR THE DAY.
I WAS LUCKY ENOUGH TO GET TO VISIT
WITH TWO OF MY DEAR FRIENDS.
SANDIE, WHO SOME OF YOU WILL
REMEMBER PRAYING FOR HER LITTLE GRAND
DAUGHTER WINTER THAT ENDED UP GETTING
AN ARTIFICIAL EYE. SHE IS DOING SPLENDIDLY
BY THE WAY.  AND MY FRIEND JUDY WHOSE
HOME I HAVE SHOWN YOU GLIMPSES OF  IN THE
PAST.  JUDY GIFTED ME WITH PART OF MY
CHRISTMAS EARLY SO I COULD USE IT
TO DECORATE WITH THIS YEAR.
SHE BOUGHT ME THE OLD SLED ON THE LEFT
WITH THE BOW OF GREENS HANGING. THE OLD
SKATES ON THE ONE ON THE RIGHT SHE
GIFTED TO ME LAST YEAR AND SHE SAID THEY
CAME FROM THE SAME ESTATE AS THE SLED SHE
JUST GAVE ME. THE SLED THE SKATES ARE ATTACHED
TO IS ONE I FOUND THIS PAST WEEKEND WHEN I
GOT THE LITTLE RED & GREEN ONE IN THE PREVIOUS
POST. JUDY HAS FOUND THE NEATEST OLD THINGS
FOR ME FOR OUTSIDE THE PAST FEW YEARS.
WERE IT NOT FOR HER I WOULDN'T HAVE SO MANY
WONDERFUL FUN RUSTY OLD THINGS TO PLAY WITH.
THANK YOU JUDY!

 
I LOVE HOW THESE TWO SLEDS ARE DIFFERENT
SHAPES AND WORN TO WEATHERED WOOD.

 
YES, WE STILL HAVE A LITTLE SNOW IN THE
YARD BUT IT WAS IN THE FORTIES YESTERDAY
AND TODAY SO WE LOST A LOT OF WHAT
WE HAD. NOTICE THE NEW BRICK WALL WE
HAD BUILT DOWN BY THE GARAGE.
NEXT SPRING OR SUMMER I'LL SHOW YOU
HOW NICE IT LOOKS. RIGHT NOW WE HAVE
OTHER WORK TO BE DONE DOWN THERE
THAT WILL HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL SPRING.
 
WISHING YOU A MOST WONDERFUL DAY.
UNTIL NEXT TIME.....LORI

Sunday, November 10, 2013

GOODIES FROM A LITTLE TRIP.....

 
I TOOK A LITTLE JAUNT DOWN INTO
WISCONSIN ON FRIDAY AND CAME HOME
ON SATURDAY. I WENT BY MYSELF AND
BUMMED AROUND LOOKING FOR THIS
AND THAT. IT WAS A GOOD RECHARGE OF
MY BATTERIES! I HAD BEEN LOOKING AT
ARNETT OLD WORLD SANTA'S FOR SOME
TIME AND HAD JUDE AT
(CLICK ON NAME TO GET TO HER SITE)
HOLD THIS GREEN GUY FOR ME. THEY WERE
FLYING OUT THE DOOR AND I WANTED TO
MAKE SURE I COULD GET ONE. JUDE IS
ALWAYS ACCOMMODATING AND WORKS HARD
TO PLEASE HER CUSTOMERS. THANK YOU JUDE!
I ADDED THE PUTZ SHEEP FOR A LITTLE EXTRA
FUN. I LIKE HOW IT LOOKS.

 
MY FRIEND JUDY WENT TO A DIFFERENT SHOP
FURTHER NORTH IN WI ON SATURDAY AND
SAW THIS RED ARNETT'S OLD WORLD SANTA.
SHE CALLED ME AS SHE KNEW I WANTED
A BARN RED ROBBED ONE AS WELL.
I COULDN'T RESIST HIM!
SO SHE BROUGHT HIM TO ME ON HER
WAY HOME. HE IS A HANDSOME FELLOW
WITH BLACK BAG AND RUSTY BELL IN HIS
HAND AND ON HIS HAT.

 
I WAS ABLE TO STOP AT AN ANTIQUES MALL
AND FOUND THIS SWEET LITTLE RED & GREEN
SLED WITH LOTS OF WEAR TO THE PAINT AND
COULDN'T RESIST IT EITHER.
 MY FIRST THOUGHT WAS TO USE IT
SOMEWHERE OUTSIDE BUT IT'S JUST TOO
NICE AND TOO CUTE SO I BELIEVE I WILL TRY
TO FIND A PLACE INSIDE OUR LITTLE HOUSE FOR IT.
 
WE STILL HAVE ABOUT 3 INCHES OF SNOW ON THE
GROUND SO I DON'T MIND TELLING YOU EVEN THO
IT'S EARLY IT SURE DOES PUT ME IN THE MOOD
TO DECORATE FOR CHRISTMAS! AND NOW I HAVE
SOME NEW FUN THINGS TO ADD IN.
 
I FINISHED THE APPLIQUE WALL QUILT I'VE BEEN
WORKING ON AND HOPE TO HAVE AN E-PATTERN
READY BY THE END OF THE WEEK SO ALL YOU
QUILTER'S OUT THERE GET YOUR NEEDLES READY!
 
UNTIL NEXT TIME.....LORI